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  • In January 1978, construction was underway for Homer’s new police headquarters, a single-story facility being built behind the city’s already existing fire hall. Plans called for the 59-by-44-foot building also to house the state police and Alaska Department of Fish and Game enforcement. Cost of...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:18pm
  • The Homer City Council reviewed the city’s 2015-2020 Capital Improvement Plan, CIP, at the council’s work session on Monday. The next step is for the public to weigh in at a public hearing at the council’s Sept. 8 regular meeting. “Last year we went through a fairly exhaustive process on how...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:17pm
  • Runners, walkers, bicyclists and rollerbladers are making good use of the recently extended Spit Trail. Walls of the new harbormaster’s office are going up. Now, a project is about to kick off within the harbor itself. “By this time next year, wow, the harbor will have a whole different look,”...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:17pm
  • There’s something powerful about the names of boats. Their cleverness can make you laugh. Their poetry can make you smile. They conjure up images of places far away and they raise questions about the people for whom they’re named. A new 54-foot landing craft built by ATEC followed the powerful t...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:41pm
  • Decorated with red, black and white balloons, the M/V Sanoah was easy to spot in the Homer Harbor on Sunday, as a crowd of people gathered for the 54-foot vessel’s christening. (See related story this page.) The day also marked the 50th birthday of Steve Attleson, owner and business manag...

    Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:37pm
  • Kindergarteners filled four classrooms at Paul Banks Elementary School for Tuesday’s beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.  “Very exciting stuff,” said Principal Eric Pederson. “Awesome,” was Chapman Principal Eric Woodhead’s description of the first day at the Anchor Point school...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:40pm
  • In non-conference action, the Mariners’ first football game of the season on a brand new turf field resulted in a 41-16 loss to the Eielson Ravens. “It was kind of a rough day and didn’t go exactly how we’d planned,” said Head Coach Josh Fraley. “There were way too many mistakes and we o...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:16pm
  • An annual pig roast held by the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area volunteers was planned to be even more special on Aug. 9,  with the dedication of the service area’s Medic 41 ambulance to volunteer Connie Prouty. Plans changed, however, when Prouty, who was battling breast...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:23am
  • Friday marked the end of the candidate filing period for the Oct. 7 municipal election. On the city of Homer’s ballot, two changes occurred before the 5 p.m. deadline. Don Stead withdrew his bid for mayor and, later that day, Lindianne Sarno made her candidacy for mayor official. ...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:39pm
  • While early reports from the Alaska Division of Elections showed “yes” votes on Ballot Measure 1 in the lead, within three hours after polls closed on Tuesday and with more than half the precincts reporting, the unofficial results pulled a switch with the “no” votes gaining ground. As of Wed...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:01pm

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